Workplan 2017

2017 Work Plan

The 2017 Work Plan is divided into four categories, with responsible members and approximate deadlines (end of calendar-year quarters) listed. Some items are carried over from 2016 (deadlines shown in bold). Some items carried over are: TBD (To be decided, or still to be done?)

  1. Documentation Structure
  2. Documentation Content
  3. Web Site Content
  4. Videos

Last updated: 25 January 2017

Documentation Structure


Task Responsible Due

Periodic Release of Documents Alex Throughout 2017

Identify separable parts of Physics Manual, provide top-level XML to generate multiple “books” for each chapter, in addition to the single document. Can EM be split into two or more parts? TBD 2Q

Identify separable parts of App.Dev., provide top-level XML to generate multiple “books” as above. Can Tracking and Physics be split into two or more parts? TBD 2Q

General review of documentation (especially with respect to language and completeness) Alex, Dennis 2Q

Migrate documentation to markdown/read-the-docs Alex, Pedro, Daren, Ben Throughout 2017

Documentation Content

Task Responsible Due

Automatic documentation generation of Physics Lists A. Dotti, D. Wright 4Q

Continued Update of INCL++ documentation D. Mancusi 4Q

Strangeness inclusion in INCL++ J-C David 4Q

Maintenance of the geometry/persistency chapters in the manuals G. Cosmo 4Q

building/installing Doxygen documentation for the examples as part of main build process (nightlies), B. Morgan 4Q

Continued improvements to the documentation of hadronic physics A. Ribon 4Q

Basic and extended Examples Documentation Ivana 4Q

biasing documentation M. Verderi 4Q

support documentation for EM physics V. Ivantchenko 4Q

Maintain and update documentation for hadronic models – low energy neutrons, G4ENDL, particle_hp, QMD T. Koi 4Q

Provide close review of release notes, installation guides and our overall face that we show to our less expert users with eye towards helping these users understand how to get up and running and stay up and running J. Perl 4Q

Web Site Content

Task Responsible Due

Investigate migration of Web site to modern content management system, such as Drupal at CERN. Includes investigating capability to provide protected/internal Web areas and public/unprotected areas, along with continued Web access to tags database. G. Folger, A. Howard 2Q?

(Steering Board Action Item 75.10) Expand Web pages of publications, validation results, and external citations, per suggestion from 2012 external review. TBD, Wright Ongoing

(Steering Board Action Item 75.10) “Better Web “advertising” of Geant4 achievements” Howard, Morgan, Garnier Ongoing

(Steering Board Action Item 75.9) “Consult with the responsible parties for different documentation/common Web page areas to develop a consistent interface” Howard Ongoing

web presence: host the generated Doxygen on the website B. Morgan 4Q

vis documentation J. Allison 4Q

consider our web-presence A. Howard 4Q


Task Responsible Due

G4Logo and Videos L. Garnier 1Q!

Investigate central repository for video information - demonstrations, tutorials, publicity. Consider creating our own youtube, vimeo, whatever page. Linked into Drupal Migration. Laurent, Marc, Alex, Gunter 2Q?